National-Louis University is a private, non-profit university that specializes in education. Founded in 1886, NLU spearheaded the National Kindergarten Movement and became a model for early childhood education practice. Since its original founding as a preparatory school for kindergarten teachers, NLU has expanded to three school, but retains its commitment to early childhood education.

National Louis University offers an accredited online Master of Education in Early Childhood Administration. This degree is designed for experienced teachers who already have a Bachelor’s in Education and wish to move into leadership positions. Instruction focuses on curriculum development, assessment, and professional ethics, as well as further development of educational skills. NLU’s program is based on a cohort model, so online students receive the support and stability of having a unified, continuous group of peers to work with throughout the program. NLU’s history at the forefront of early childhood education practice in America extends even today to its online programs.

Applicants will need:

• Application and $40 fee
• Official transcripts
• Teaching certificate
• Professional resume
• 3 references
• Statement of academic and professional goals
• Official test scores

Tuition for the M.Ed. is $744 per credit hour, not including fees. Students qualify for federal student loans and grants, and may be eligible for other scholarships.